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Drought Deepens in the South

Posted by feww on August 11, 2011

Deadly Drought Spreads through the Great Plains and the Midwest

Deepening drought and triple-digit temperatures in southern Plains and Mississippi Valley broil crops and livestock causing tens of billions of dollars in damage.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 11 Entry

[August 11, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,679 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Texas, USA. “Extreme” and “exceptional” levels of drought in Texas grew to 94.27 percent of the state from 91.73 percent last week, Drought Monitor reported.
  • Oklahoma, USA. Levels of extreme and exceptional drought in Oklahoma grew by nearly 5 percent gripping 92.88 percent of the state, up from 88.10 percent a week earlier.
  • The Corn Belt States, USA. Drought is rapidly developing in the corn-growing region of the U.S., with the drought level   intensifying to “moderate” (from “abnormally dry”) in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.


Current U.S. Drought Monitor. Click image to enlarge.

  • USA. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 913 U.S. counties as disaster areas, since January.
    • “There is no question the United States has been hit with a number of unique and rather significant disasters over the last several months,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a press conference on August 8. “Historic wildfires in the Southwest, historic numbers of tornadoes in the South and Southeast, extraordinary drought, and flooding conditions in the Midwest have really challenged us.”
    • “Just this year, 913 counties have been declared disaster areas.”
    • “We’ve begun to pay indemnities on crop insurance. We anticipate the numbers will grow significantly but, as of today, (the Risk Management Agency) has already paid out $693 million.” Vilsack added.

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